SCW Education Notes Nov. 2

Charlotte Country Day to host admission open house
Charlotte Country Day School will host two admission open house events in November for prospective families.
Parents and their students who are going to be in ninth through 12th grades are invited to attend an open house event Nov. 8, a Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. Parents of students in grades junior-kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to attend a parents-only event on Nov. 29, a Thursday, at 7 p.m.
Parents can register online at www.charlottecountryday.org or call 704-943-4530. Charlotte Country Day is located at 1440 Carmel Road.

Charlotte Christian musicians selected to honors band
Several Charlotte Christian School students earned spots in the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools Honor Band and the North Carolina All-State Orchestra.
The NCAIS Honor Band will be held at Wake Forest University on Nov. 1 through 3. The following Charlotte Christian band students were selected to participate: Matthew Boelkins, Jeremy Hart, Daniel Kocher, Amaris Norwood, Arden Norwood, Gerlea Patton and Morgan Yeargan.
Scott Ortlip, Charlotte Christian senior, also was selected by audition to participate in the North Carolina All-State Orchestra to be held in Winston-Salem Nov. 9 through 13.
All Charlotte Christian band students are under the direction of Jane Mendlik, upper and middle school band teacher at the school.

Beverly Woods Elementary to host open house
Beverly Woods Elementary School will host an open house for new prospective students Nov. 8, a Thursday, at 9:45 a.m.
The event will provide parents and students with an informational session followed by a tour of the school. The school is located at 6001 Quail Hollow Road. Call 980-343-3627 with questions.

Charlotte Christian performing arts season tickets on sale now
Performing Arts season tickets for Charlotte Christian School are now on sale for the 2012-13 “Season of Journeys,” which features four main stage productions.
Season tickets will include the following shows:
• The ACT 1 competition drama team will perform Elton John and Tim Rice’s “AIDA School Edition” Dec. 5 and 6. The production will be held at Elevation Church’s Blakeney campus, 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive.
• The school’s fine arts department will present Disney’s “The Aristocrats Kids” Feb. 28, 2013, through March 2, 2013.
• The school’s fine arts department will present Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” March 14 through 16, 2013.
• The school’s fine arts department will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” April 11 through 13, 2013.
All spring shows will be performed in the Lamb/Johnson Gymnasium on the school’s campus, 7301 Sardis Road, and will include three evening performances and one Saturday matinee. For additional information about each show or to purchase season tickets, contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 704-366-5657, ext. 1032, or purchase tickets online at www.charlottechristian.com/boxoffice.

Charlotte Latin music students receive honors
Twenty-one band and choral students from Charlotte Latin School were selected for state-level honors.
Seventeen students were selected to participate in the NCAIS All-State Honors Bands. They will participate in a clinic Thursday to Friday, Nov. 1 to 2, at Wake Forest University that will culminate in a concert at Brendle Recital Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Six upper school students and 11 middle school students were selected to participate based on audition. The following students were selected: Hunter Capreol, bassoon; Robert Ditmore, mallet percussion; Jasmine Leahy, trumpet; Emily Padgett, clarinet; Tommy Royther, bassoon; Raymon Wang, clarinet; David Beck, clarinet; Andrew Bowen, bassoon; David Cowan, tuba; Adam Darwich, clarinet; Connor Downing, trombone; Veronica Leahy, alto saxophone; Luke McClelland, oboe; Ansley Nurkin, clarinet; Ben Okel, horn; Matt Padgett, horn; and Eliza Rich, trumpet.
Charlotte Latin senior Leora Sharma is among 170 students selected for the N.C. High School Honors Chorus. Around 1,200 students auditioned for the chorus, and Leora placed seventh among sopranos.
Charlotte Latin middle school students Gracie Matthews, Abigail Okland and Nick Quartapella were selected for the N.C. Middle School Honors Chorus. Gracie received a score of 100 out of 100, placing first in the Soprano 1 section; Abigail placed second in the Soprano 2 section; and Nick placed sixth among the Soprano 1 section. Due to their high ranking in their respective sections, both Matthews and Okland can audition for solo parts.
The Honor Chorus students will rehearse Nov. 10 and 11, with their final performance Nov. 11 at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem.

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